Why Homeopathic Remedies For Hearing Loss Are a Bad Idea

Homeopathic herbs and flowers in mortar and pestle with tincture and medicine bottles on a wooden table.

If you cut yourself, that cut will heal. If you stub your toe, it may feel bruised and swollen but the inflammation will abate, and you’ll feel better in a little while. Even a broken bone will heal if correctly set.

But what if you lose your hearing? Does the inner ear heal itself? Can you get your hearing back? Can homeopathic remedies facilitate that healing?

What is homeopathic medicine’s approach?

The basic idea is that homeopathic medicine is natural. You’re treating the whole person, according to this approach, not simply the ailment. The basic concept is that the human body should heal itself. People who promote this think the body will heal faster than normal if it is given the right encouragement.

What is homeopathic medicine made of?

“Homeo” means “like” and “pathy” has the word “disease” at its root. So the term homeopathy means “like a disease”. This most likely sounds weird, after all, why would a cure be called “like a disease?”

This is because many homeopathic remedies use compounds that are harmful in large amounts like arsenic, nightshade, and even poison ivy. The idea is that by applying these kinds of substances, you encourage a natural healing process.

Some people believe in homeopathic remedies and others don’t. Normally, once a person develops an opinion about this, it’s hard to change their mind. What we will address is why there are no homeopathic treatments for hearing loss.

Homeopathy may be harmless at best for other parts of the body but with the ears, it can actually cause significant harm.

How hearing works

The inner ear is shaped like a snail shell, known as the cochlea. There are little hairs, known as cilia, inside of this structure. When sound is produced, these tiny hairs will oscillate rhythmically. The way in which these hair cells vibrate sends complex signals to the brain. These signals are then sorted out by the brain and distinguished as unique sounds. It can decode whether someone said the letter “T” or the letter “D.”

There are thousands of these tiny hairs in your ears when you’re a newborn. But these hairs disintegrate as you get older and your ears are exposed to infections, loud sounds, and other hazards. They bend, break, and die. Sound will no longer be received and transmitted by these dead hairs.

The most delicate hairs are the ones that detect high frequency sounds like the chirping of birds or the voices of little children. So if injury happens, these are the first to go.

These hairs will never grow back or heal. That’s why safeguarding your ears is so essential.

Hearing and homeopathy

The body’s natural healing system is believed to be activated by homeopathic remedies. In the case of human hearing, there is no natural healing process established. When these hairs die, they never grow back.

The best plan of action, if you’re developing early hearing loss, is to call us for a hearing test. If you put off getting medical assistance and treatment while you “try” homeopathic remedies, you could be doing more lasting harm to your hearing. We can help you with treatment options that are proven.

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